Vieira do Minho

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Vieira do Minho
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Coordinates: 41°38′N 8°08′W / 41.633°N 8.133°W / 41.633; -8.133Coordinates: 41°38′N 8°08′W / 41.633°N 8.133°W / 41.633; -8.133
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Intermunic. comm.Ave
DistrictBraga
Parishes16
Government
 • PresidentAntónio Cardoso (PSD-CDS)
Area
 • Total216.44 km2 (83.57 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total12,997
 • Density60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Websitewww.cm-vminho.pt

Vieira do Minho (Portuguese pronunciation: [viˈɐjɾɐ ðu ˈmiɲu] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in the district of Braga, in the north of Portugal. The population in 2011 was 12,997,[1] in an area of 216.44 km².[2]

The present mayor is António Cardoso, elected by a coalition between PSD and the CDS-PP People's Party (Portugal).

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 16 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Anissó e Soutelo
  • Anjos e Vilar do Chão
  • Caniçada e Soengas
  • Cantelães
  • Eira Vedra
  • Guilhofrei
  • Louredo
  • Mosteiro
  • Parada do Bouro
  • Pinheiro
  • Rossas
  • Ruivães e Campos
  • Salamonde
  • Tabuaças
  • Ventosa e Cova
  • Vieira do Minho

General information[edit]

Vieira do Minho is essentially a rural municipality. Along with the town of Vieira do Minho, the seat of the municipality, the other major location in the municipality is the town of Rossas [pt] with 2,071 inhabitants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, pages 552 128-129" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 4 August 2014.

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